WildStar Game Guide:Combat strategy
The combat in Wildstar is very dynamic and there’s no time for standing in one place. No matter if you’re are a tank, a DPS or a healer, you always have to be on the move. The most important skill for evading attacks is “dodge”, which you can use twice in a short period of time. If you use up all the charges, you have to wait until the bar is full again. You can see the icon of that skill right next to the health bar. The number indicates how many dodges you can still perform. The battles aren’t easy, but you will get used to them quickly.
Most of your enemies are very mobile and fight using skills. You can see the range of a skill before it’s cast. Thanks to this, you can try to avoid it.
There are also other ways to avoid enemy’s attacks. You can try and stun the enemy when they are casting a spell. You can also ask a tank to use taunt and draw the mob’s aggro.
The game producerhave made sure that every type of monster has different set of skills, so you never know what to expect when fighting against a new enemy. Playing as a tank, you can survive a lot of damage, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to avoid hits. Especially when fighting against bosses, you should dodge their skills, because once hit, it can cost you even a half of your health bar.
Mobs have various skills. Sometimes they breathe fire, continuously dealing damage. Sometimes they aim at you for a given amount time and if you don’t dodge in the last moment, you will be hit. Every fight is unique and a constantly varying range of skills is a standard in this game.
Sometimes the enemy blinds you. Your screen then turns black. The best thing you can do in such situation, is to perform a dodge to the side or stun the mob before it changes position. If the mob dazes you, it is best to stay in one place and continue hitting. If you try to move, you will notice that your movement keys have been mixed and you may not know which one to use.
Some of the mobs are aggressive towards certain NPCs. If you have a hard time fighting against a boss, you can try to lure him to such NPCs and they will help you to defeat him.